Animal of the Month

Each month a different animal is featured in the exhibit area of the Nature Center.  Sometimes we concentrate on a single species like the coyote, sometimes the stars are a group like Insects or songbirds, sometimes the exhibit teaches about specific animal characteristics like beaks or skulls, sometimes we discuss behaviors, sometimes the emphasis might be on a natural community - but it's always interesting. 

Adaptations to Temperature Extremes
Animal's Favorite Seasons

Armadillo

Barred Owl
Bats
Beaver
Bird Migration


Cool Facts about Missouri's Frogs & Toads
Cool Facts about Missouri's Lizards

Cool Facts about Missouri's Snakes
Cottontail Rabbit

Coyote

Eastern Mole
Endangered Animals at Lakeside

Food Webs and Food Chains
Fossils
Frogs and Toads 

Groundhog

How Do Animals Cope With Winter

Hypsibema Missouriensis, Missouri's Dinosaur

Insects

Mallard

Monarch Butterfly

Natural Community - Freshwater Marsh
Natural Community - Oak Hickory Forest
Natural Community - Ponds

Natural Community - Prairie
Natural Community - Vernal Pond

Raccoon
Red Fox
Ruby-throated Hummingbird


Slugs
Soils
Songbirds
Striped Skunks
Symbols of Missouri


Tiger Salamander
Turtles
Urban Wildlife


Virginia Opossum

What Can You Learn from a Skull?

What's Out At Night
White-tailed Deer
Why Are There So Many Beak Shapes?

Wild Turkey

                                                                          Updated 3/10/13